Cavetoad Science

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Science makes the world go round! From my classroom to yours let's share the world of Science with the students!
 
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Watersheds are a critical part of communities. They provide drinking water, they provide habitat for animals, they provide recreational opportunities. When they become polluted the effects can be devastating. With this activity students are
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Minerals are all around us. They are necessary for life, they are part of the walls in the school, they help heat our houses and provide us with clean drinking water. But what are they? Where do they come from? What do they really look like? How do
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Understanding how populations change with time is an important cornerstone to Ecology and Environmental Science. Give your students some practice with these problems. Also included is a basic introduction to the fundamental formula linking births,
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An activity that combines some notes and some graphing for students to learn about the layers of the Atmosphere. Students will answer direct and applied questions about the graph and the diagrams in the notes and will create a graph of the
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This is a unit of study for a High School level Earth Science course about the history of the planet from the dawn of the solar system to the arrival of humans. This document is divided into sections for each of the Eras in geologic time, the
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This inquiry based lab activity is designed to help students to understand where the energy that we use in our every day lives comes from and how much energy different power plants generate to help us meet those needs. Students will design their
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Use this Graphic Organizer to help students to collect their thoughts and compose an essay about the causes and impacts of Climate Change. By being able to express themselves in a longer format and research their responses students can develop a
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Five simple rules to follow to teach students how to create a scientific graph which is clear and easy to read. Includes a sample dataset of daily temperatures in Las Vegas to create a graph from.
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Use the Jigsaw style of activity with these notes to help students improve their understanding of how air moves around the earth. These notes also can be used as teacher notes or as a stand alone student handout.
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Direct students through the wonders of the cell cycle with this guided activity. Materials required include cell slide samples of onion root tips and classroom microscopes and away you go! The activity is designed to provide students with the chance
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This activity provides an excellent introduction to graphing and practice reading and interpreting the data. Students are provided with a simple distance vs. time dataset and given instructions to make the graph. The activity then guides them to
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There are five major senses that the human brain can perceive, taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight. Each one contributes to the pictures that we make of the the world we live in. For this project students create 3-D models of the sense organs,
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The world we live on is not a stable place it is in constant motion. Introduce your students to the way that the world moves with this research activity. Students will choose a region of the world and use contemporary and historical news accounts to
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Rivers are an important part of the world that we live in. Students will choose a river to study. They will be research how human activity has impacted the river system and what can be done to reduce that impact. Each of the rivers highlighted in
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Students will interpret a map of air pressure systems across the United States including High and Low pressure regions and use that information to make weather predictions.
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A Dichotomous Key activity for classification of preserved specimens. Can be used with samples of organisms or used with printed images if necessary. Allow students to sort and organize their environment, and in turn see how the natural world can be
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A basic assessment on the fundamental principals of Geology. Includes questions on Law of Superposition, Law of Original Horizontality, and Principal of Uniformitarianism. Includes open response questions and diagram interpretation.
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A research project for students to investigate the circulation of currents in the oceans. Students will choose from multiple topics and create a detailed presentation of each. Includes directed questions to guide student research.
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Use growing plants in the classroom to spark student learning. These data sheets and guided lab report handouts will allow you to develop student understanding about the scientific process. Can be used with Fast Plants or regular plants.
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Introduce students to the wonder of enzymes with this lab activity. All materials and steps are included in the handout. You will need basic lab materials, test tubes, test tube rack, HCl (dilute, ph 1.5) and samples of foods, some cooked some
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over 10 years in the Classroom at the High School and Community College level. I have taught students at all grades and abilities from 9th Grade Biology and up. I have worked with English Language Learners (ELLs) with limited English skills as well as upper level Honors students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Open, fluid and as student centric as possible while still working to deliver the content needed to bring the class to the highest level possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Pioneeer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award - 2010

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. - University of Massachusetts, Major Geology M.Ed. University of Massachusetts , Secondary Science Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to teaching I am also an Ultramarathoner and Trail Runner.

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